Advisory Board to the Trustees

The Advisory Board to the Trustees comprises three reputed and exemplary citizens of this country – Mr. Deepak S Parekh, Mr. Ishaat Hussain and Mr. Rustom Mehta. These individuals act as a sounding board for any issues that the Board of Trustees brings forth. They have, in fact, been involved with The Jimmy S Bilimoria Foundation from its very inception as members of the founding Board of Trustees, constantly providing guidance and advice to the management from the word go. We are honored to have them stay on in a new role to offer continuity and vision.

Deepak Parekh

Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC, spearheads India’s premier housing finance company HDFC Ltd., which has turned the dream of owning a home into a reality for millions across the country. His astute business acumen and farsightedness has not only made HDFC the leader in Mortgages, but has also transformed it into India’s leading Financial Services Conglomerate with presence in Banking, Asset Management, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Real Estate Venture Fund, Real Estate, Education Loans and Education. Mr. Parekh is on the board of several leading corporations across diverse sectors. He is also on the Advisory Board of several Indian corporate and MNC’s.

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Ishaat Hussain
Ex-Finance Director,
Tata Sons Ltd.

Ishaat Hussain is Ex-Finance Director of Tata Sons Ltd. He joined the Board of Tata Sons as an Executive Director on July 1, 1999, and thereafter he became Finance Director in July 28, 2000 till he retired in 2017. Prior to joining Tata Sons, he was the Senior Vice President and Executive Director – Finance, at Tata Steel for almost 10 years. Born on September 2, 1947, Mr. Hussain completed his schooling from The Doon School in 1963 and graduated with a degree in Economics from St. Stephens College Delhi. A chartered accountant from England and Wales, Ishaat Hussain attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

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Russy Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director,
Autogenous Welding Co. Pvt. Ltd

Russy Mehta is Chairman and Managing Director of Autogenous Welding Co. Pvt. Ltd – a 100-year-old family business which was the first private company to introduce welding in India, and which continues to be one of the most respected in India, even today. He completed his schooling at Cathedral School, where he was amongst the brightest in his class, and also a keen sportsman throughout his school days, captaining the cricket team. He then proceeded to the UK to obtain his Engineering Degree in England.

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